Federal And State Officials Looking For Missing Radioactive Material - KTRE.com | Lufkin and Nacogdoches, Texas

11/20/05 - Kilgore

Federal And State Officials Looking For Missing Radioactive Material

Federal and state agencies are trying to find out what happened to a missing shipment of radioactive material that never made it to it's East Texas location.

Federal agents say a truck carrying the material made stops in Abilene, Austin, Dallas and Tyler on the way to Kilgore, but when the truck arrived at its destination, two small vials of the radioactive material were missing.

Investigators say the vials contain a toxic material used in the oil and gas pipeline field.

A helicopter mounted with radiation monitors has even been utilized to try to find the substance.

State officials are still at a loss as to what happened to the vials.

They contain a substance that can cause skin ulcers and even be deadly if swallowed.

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